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David Attenborough

David Attenborough is a legendary broadcaster from England. David Attenborough is also a biologist and a natural historian. His contribution to broadcasting and wildlife filmmaking is unparalleled. With BBC Natural history Unit, he has had nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection.

Early Life

David Attenborough was born on 8th May 1926, in Isleworth, Middlesex, England. This makes him 97 years old as of 2023. His father’s name is Frederick Attenborough, and his mother is Mary Attenborough.

And, he also had three siblings; Helga Bajech, Irene Bajech, John Attenborough, and Richard Attenborough. He holds a British nationality and practices Christianity. Further, he belongs to mixed ethnicity. According to astrology, he has as his zodiac sign.


Talking about his formal educational status, he completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. And, he also accomplished his higher studies at Clare College of Cambridge University. He also went to the London School of Economics.

Professional Life

Moving on toward the profession of David Attenborough, he is a well-known, legendary broadcaster. His contributions to broadcasting, and wildlife film making unparalleled. He is actually a living history of the development of broadcasting.

He was very interested in broadcasting, and natural science from the very beginning. Following his passion, he tried to work in it. But, initially, he was called up for national service in the Royal Navy.

David Attenborough

Caption: Sir David Attenborough after receiving royal honor at Windsor (Source: BBC)

After completing his work in the Navy he joined BBC in the year 1952. He became a producer for the Talks department. His earliest projects were ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? And Song Hunter.’, The Pattern of Animals, Zoo Quest, etc.

He also formed the Natural History Unit under BBC and also formed Travel and Exploration Unit. After taking some years gap for study he later came and became controller of BBC Two.

In his works, he also included topics like music, arts, entertainment, archeology, experimental comedy, travel, drama, sport, business, science, etc. Following his amazing work and dedication, he was offered the job of director of programs but he did not take the job and returned to broadcasting.

There is a ginormous amount of work he did in his career. While talking about his major works, he did Life series beginning in the year 1979. This was a part of a comprehensive survey of all life forms on plants.

More about his career

Further, he has also narrated all the episodes of Wildlife on One, which was another wildlife series that had around 235 episodes. Apart from her works in television, he has also written an autobiography named Life on Air in the year 2002.

For his amazing contributions, he was recognized by many organizations and government levels too. He was a recipient of 32 honorary degrees from various British universities.

Further, the legend was also among the 100 Greatest Britons list released by BBC. He has won awards like BAFTA Desmond Davis Award, Cherry Keaton Medal and Award, BAFTA Fellowship, and a knighthood.

He also won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator too and has been an Honorary Member of the Moscow Society of Naturalists. This legendary personality has not been endorsed by any brands and does not promote any of them.

Net Worth 2024

David Attenborough is living a comfortable life with his family. Thanks to the fame and fortune he has earned from his work as of today. Moreover, his total net worth is about $35 million US dollars as of 2022.

Personal Life

Moving on to the romantic and private life of David Attenborough, he was married. He had tied the knot with Jane Ebsworth Oriel in 1950. They cherish happy married life till 1997 until her death.

They led a comfortable life with two children. Apart from it, he has no affairs with any other person. While he is straight regarding gender choices. And, he does not have any kind of controversial events till today.

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Caption: David Attenborough posing for the photo (Source: Screen UK)

David Attenborough – Body Measurements

David Attenborough is very good-looking and has an amazing personality. The journalist stands about 5 feet and 11 inches tall.

While he weighs 80kg. Moreover, talking about the overall body measurement, the number ranges from 46 inches chest, 38 inches waist, and 14 inches. The color of his eyes is brown, and he has white colored hair.

David Attenborough – Social Media

David Attenborough is also present in social media. He has a Facebook account under the name Sir David Attenborough. While he also has an Instagram account under the name @davidattenborough with 5.8 million US dollars followers.

Moreover, his Twitter account @AttenboroughSir has 73.1k followers.